Course curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome to the course

    • Message from the course coach - Declan Bradley

    • How to use this course

  • 2

    Module 1 - the basics of UK data protection law

    • Introduction to UK Data Protection Law

      FREE PREVIEW
    • GDPR - Key Themes and Terminology

    • GDPR - Data Protection Principles & Data Subject Rights

    • GDPR - Compliance, Breaches and Penalties

    • Recent Developments Update on International Transfers - Please Read

    • PECR - An Introduction

    • Data Protection Act 2018 - An introduction

    • Top Tips for Data Security

    • Quiz - Data Protection Basics

  • 3

    Module 2 - GDPR deep dive for the recruitment sector

    • Seven Principles of Processing Personal Data

    • Data Processor vs Data Controller

    • Lawfulness of Data Processing

    • Special Category Data & Criminal Records Data

    • Data Protection Officers

    • International Transfers of Data

    • Recent Developments Update on International Transfers - Please Read

    • Data Subject Access Requests

    • Data Protection Impact Assessments

    • Practical tips for areas covered in Module 2

    • Quiz - GDPR in Context

  • 4

    Module 3 - data protection in practice for recruitment companies

  • 5

    Ongoing learning

    • Before you go...

    • Resources and further reading

    • What else is available?

    • Congratulations!

Confidence with GDPR

The GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) is a European data protection law that gives individuals more control over their personal information. It’s forced companies to reframe how they think about data privacy.

If you run any business that collects personal data, it is important to understand GDPR and how it’s being used. This course will outline the important information you need to know surrounding data protection and ensure you're keeping everything within the law (as the fines can be pretty hefty!)

This course is unique in the way it brings together world-class legal expertise with access to the author to ask those questions that you struggle with surrounding GDPR.
GDPR

Why GDPR and Data Protection is so important to Recruiters

  • Recruiters process a lot of personal data, of candidates for employment agencies and of agency workers and contractors for employment businesses. This will include extra sensitive data, like health data, which requires additional protection. The fines can be severe for data protection breaches, up to 4% of global annual turnover or £17.5million, whichever is greater.

  • Recruiters might engage in high-risk processing, such as maintaining contact databases for a long time and which they use to conduct cold email and cold calling marketing. And so, it is especially important that they audit their practices and have appropriate safeguards in place, including data protection training for staff.

  • On the positive side, where good data protection practices can be a value add for the business, recruiters will often have to explain their data protection compliance programme when procuring into large clients or seeking investors or buyers. A solid approach to data protection compliance will be a commercial advantage.

Why our online training works

  • Online support from a coach

    This is more than self-service training. Declan will answer your questions online and tackle your challenges, putting theory into action.

  • Learning from others

    The Recruiting Gym is a community, so you gain support from others as well. We're here to help you be better in your career.

  • Documents and downloads

    The course will be supported with training that will include additional videos, workouts and documents to be downloaded and utilised in the business.

Your Employment Legal Expert

Partner

Declan Bradley

Declan has over 15 years experience as a UK Lawyer, having worked at an international firm from 2007 – 2013 and has been a key member of the Doyle Clayton team since 2015, where he is now a Partner, with a year of travel in between to see the world!